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The Athenian Constitution
     

The Athenian Constitution

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by Aristotle
 

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Ancient accounts of Aristotle credit him with 170 Constitutions of various states; it is widely assumed that these were research for the Politics, and that many of them were written or drafted by his students. Athens, however, was a particularly important state, and where Aristotle was living at the time; it is plausible that, even if students did the others,

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Ancient accounts of Aristotle credit him with 170 Constitutions of various states; it is widely assumed that these were research for the Politics, and that many of them were written or drafted by his students. Athens, however, was a particularly important state, and where Aristotle was living at the time; it is plausible that, even if students did the others, Aristotle did that one himself, and possible that it was intended as a model for the rest. However, a number of prominent scholars doubt that it was written by Aristotle. If it is a genuine writing of Aristotle, then it is of particular significance because it is the only one of his extant writings that was actually intended for publication. Because it purports to supply us with so much contemporary information previously unknown or unreliable, modern historians have claimed that "the discovery of this treatise constitutes almost a new epoch in Greek historical study."

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ISBN-13:
9781625583352
Publisher:
Start Publishing LLC
Publication date:
01/03/2013
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
52
File size:
263 KB

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Aristotle was born in Macedonia in 384 bc. For twenty years he studied at Athens in the academy of Plato, before becoming tutor of the young Alexander the Great. When Alexander became king of Macedonia in 336, Aristotle returned to Athens and founded his own school and research institute, the Lyceum. Aristotle fled to Calcis in 323 in the aftermath of Alexander's death, where he died a year later.

P. J. Rhodes is Professor of Ancient History at Durham University, and is a Fellow of the British Academy. His major work is Commentary on the Aristotelian Athenation Politeia.

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Anonymous 5 months ago
The teenaged girl appeared about three feet off the ground. One second there was nothing there and next second she was. Of course after she appeared she subject to gravity again and so she dropped those three feet to the grass in a not so stylish fashion. "Well hmph," she muttered.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in and sits in the corner feeling lonely
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How about war games? Around 9:00 central, team deathmatch?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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He walked in.
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He walked in with a sigh.* "been awhile since ive been here"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He walked, his knuckles busted open."I hate fighting..."~Gokun
Richard_Kent_Murray_Jr More than 1 year ago
the athenian constitution was very interesting as part of a study of the history of democracy as it unfolded in ancient greece. some may be disappointed that a morjority amoung 5000 was the penultimate achievement rather than a vote of the general population, yet i believe for it's time this was quite an achievement. the ebb and flow of democracy across centuries in ancient greece is chronicled along with brief descriptions of athens great leaders and their defining issues. my greatest disappointment with the book was it's brevity and i found it quite a short read. for any one concerning themselves with the history of democracy this is a must read.
Anonymous 12 days ago
Walks around . Taking in the sights of the camp that she visited so frequently last year the camp @ least more frequently than she does now......
Anonymous 15 days ago
Strolls in.
Anonymous 19 days ago
Bio Son of posideon Can summon water and has really good footing Smart but shy and can be brave when he tries
Anonymous 21 days ago
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Anonymous 30 days ago
Anyone feel like their soul just bailed and left a shrivled husk of a former being behind (*~*)_/
Anonymous 3 months ago
Rp. Its...,DEAD ??
Anonymous 3 months ago
He sat at the docks, wondering where all his old friends had gone...
Anonymous 4 months ago
He sits alone on a branch as a vulture
Anonymous 4 months ago
At gold res 1
Anonymous 4 months ago
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Anonymous 4 months ago
He walked in, his hands behind his head.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Leans back and enjoys the heat.
Anonymous 5 months ago
She walked in (dang i havent been here since forever)